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*** The HR Symposium is a monitored event and only registered participants will be permitted entry into the event.
Thursday, November 5
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12:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Erika Frank
12:15 p.m. Employee Benefits in the Modern Era
Paul Roberts, Word & Brown
In today’s global pandemic era, employee benefits – and the value they bring to employees and an organization – have never been more important. Join Word & Brown General Agency for a discussion on employee benefits focusing on the hottest trends and burning issues in the benefits space. We’ll cover FFCRA’s new mandates and benefit protections related to COVID-19, ACA hot topics, the new California individual health insurance mandate, and how to develop an effective employee benefit communication strategy to relay all-things-benefits to employees.
1:30 p.m. 15 Minute Break
Policies and Politics: The Inside Scoop
1:45 p.m. COVID-19: When Does an Accommodation Pose a Direct Threat?
Jennifer Shaw, Shaw Law Group, PC
COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, both at home and in the workplace. Once of the most challenging issues for employers is accommodation requests related to the pandemic, such as permission not to wear a facial mask because of a medical condition. The accommodation process is complex enough without having to consider the safety issues posed by many COVID-19 requests. Jennifer Shaw, the President of Shaw Law Group and an employment law expert, will explain the three key questions in every accommodation analysis (Is the requested accommodation medically necessary? Will it enable the applicant or employee to perform the essential functions of their job? Does it impose an undue hardship on the employer?), and when the “direct threat” exception may apply.
3:00 p.m. 15 Minute Break
Workplace Yoga with DOMA
3:15 p.m. Asks the Experts
Erika Frank, Matthew Roberts, and Bianca Saad
CalChamber’s legal experts will answer attendees’ questions submitted online related to: meal and rest breaks; remote worker expenses and reimbursement, onboarding and termination; Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Leave; plus holiday pay, overtime pay and wage deductions.
4:30 p.m. Adjourn Day One
Friday, November 6
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8:30 a.m. The New HR Leadership Playbook: Key Behaviors to Drive Impact in the Time of COVID-19
Amii Barnard-Bann, JD, Barnard-Bahn Coaching & Consulting
In today’s new normal, HR leaders face unprecedented and ever-changing challenges as well as unique opportunities. In this keynote, Amii will help you understand and embrace key behaviors HR leaders need now to cultivate and guide their organizations’ empathy and effectiveness.
8:50 a.m. Bridging the Influence Gap – Human Resources & Finance
Katie McConnell Olson, Hire Education Consulting Group, Inc.
Vinny Catalano, Lockton Companies
Gain practical tools to increase Human Resources’ credibility with the C-Suite with specific emphasis into the relationship between HR & Finance, best practices for how to bridge the gap between the two departments, and a deep-dive into speaking the financial language of employee benefits.
10:05 a.m. 10 Minute Break
Mini Concert with Dan Rau for Your Listening Pleasure
10:15 a.m. How HR Can Foster a Diverse Workforce
Lyndon Huling, University of California, Davis
There is no arguing that a diverse workforce generates more revenue, creativity, and innovation in our organizations. HR professionals are charged with operationalizing our diversity goals and mission and vision statements in order to attract and develop diverse talent. This session will equip participants with strategies and resources to reimagine status-quo practices, and ensure we are embedding diversity, equity and inclusion into everything we do.
11:30 a.m. Pandemic of Presumptions: Worker’s Compensation in 2020
Ohnmar Shin, Managing Senior Partner, Mullen & Filippi, LLP
Wesley Liu, Senior Counsel, Mullen & Filippi, LLP
Learn about two new and detailed California laws—SB 1159 and AB 685—both of which contain specific and detailed employer reporting requirements and obligations related to COVID-19. Stay in compliance and tune in to this important session.
12:30 p.m. Adjourn Day Two